SSL Forward Proxy Analytics

A Citrix ADC appliance at the edge of the enterprise network acts as an internet proxy. The appliance can operate in transparent proxy mode or explicit proxy mode and offers controls to intercept internet traffic, including HTTPS. A decision to intercept, bypass, or block any requests is made based on the policies configured on the appliance. A user is authenticated before logging on to the enterprise network. All requests and responses are tagged to the user and the user activities are logged in the appliance. For more information, see Citrix SSL Forward Proxy.

When you integrate the Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) with a Citrix ADC appliance, the logged user activity and the subsequent records on the appliance are exported to Citrix ADM by using logstream. Citrix ADM collates and presents information on the activities of users, such as, websites visited and the bandwidth spent. It also reports bandwidth use and detected threats, such as malware and phishing sites. You can use these key metrics to monitor your network and take corrective actions with the Citrix ADC appliance.

To integrate a Citrix ADC appliance with Citrix ADM:

  1. On the Citrix ADC Appliance, while configuring the SSL Forward Proxy, enable Analytics and provide the details of the Citrix ADM instance that you want to use for analytics.

  2. In Citrix ADM, add the Citrix ADC appliance as an instance to Citrix ADM. For more information see, Add Instances to Citrix ADM.